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BCMGA Board Meeting

Gardening Events - 3 hours 27 min ago
Monday, July 3, 2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Benton County Master Gardener board meeting

CC Master Gardener Board Meeting

Gardening Events - 3 hours 27 min ago
Thursday, July 6, 2017 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

International Master Gardener Conference

Gardening Events - 3 hours 27 min ago
Monday, July 10, 2017 - Friday, July 14, 2017 (all day event)

The International Master Gardener Conference (IMGC) has been held every two years since 1987.  The IMGC provides an opportunity for Master Gardeners, State and County coordinators to come together and learn through seminars and tours, celebrate successes through the International Search for Excellence Program, and meet and network with Master Gardener volunteers, faculty and staff from across the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and South Korea.

In 2017, the Oregon State University Extension Master Gardener Program and the Oregon Master Gardener Association will host the 2017 International Master Gardener Conference at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon, July 10-14, 2017, with support from many generous sponsors and friends.

National Children and Youth Garden Symposium

Gardening Events - 3 hours 27 min ago
Thursday, July 13, 2017 - Saturday, July 15, 2017 (all day event)

Summer is almost here!  We hope your plans include joining us for the 25th National Children & Youth Garden Symposium (NCYGS)!  The deadline for online registration has been extended until Monday, June 26 (a nod to our educator friends - we know the end of the school year is busy)!  Registration onsite at the Hilton Vancouver, WA will also be available.

NCYGS is a one-of-a-kind professional development event for garden designers, public garden and school garden educators, parents, and anyone else who wants to learn more about getting kids excited about gardening and caring for the earth.

Learning doesn't stop during the summer, right?  Attend educational sessions that will answer the following questions and many more.

  • Where do the Maker and Local Food Movements intersect with youth gardening?
  • How can we make gardens inclusive, culturally-responsive, and allergen-free environments?
  • Who are Citizen Scientists and Plant Heros and how might they become the horticulture industry leaders of tomorrow?
  • What types of grants, corporate sponsorships, community partnerships, and micro-enterprise opportunities exist for funding youth gardening?

In addition to our educational sessions, excursions to local botanical, therapy, and school gardens, and fun keynote presentations, NCYGS has a lot more to offer:

  • a bookstore with a carefully-curated collection of brand new fiction and non-fiction titles and the ever-popular half-price table!
  • a farmers market just steps away on Saturday morning (and a break in the schedule to encourage a visit).
  • raffles and door prizes of great books and gardening swag from generous local companies Timber Press, Nature Play Sign, and Portland Nursery.
  • discounts at local shops, eateries, and transportation services, courtesy of Visit Vancouver.

 

CC Master Gardener Board Meeting

Gardening Events - Fri, 06/30/2017 - 6:12am
Thursday, June 1, 2017 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

National Get Outdoors Day

Gardening Events - Fri, 06/30/2017 - 6:12am
Saturday, June 3, 2017 (all day event)

The fifth annual National Get Outdoors Day event will be held on Saturday June 3rd, 2017 from 10am-3pm at Peavy Arboretum. This free event is hosted by OSU College of Forestry and OSU Benton County Extension, and will feature a variety of hands-on activities to connect youth and families with the great outdoors. Spanish speaking volunteers will provide bilingual assistance. 

Join us and discover the forest in your backyard. For more information visit the website at: http://cf.forestry.oregonstate.edu/get-outdoors-day

BCMGA Board Meeting

Gardening Events - Fri, 06/30/2017 - 6:12am
Monday, June 5, 2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Benton County Master Gardener board meeting

Scientific Illustration Exhibition

Gardening Events - Fri, 06/30/2017 - 6:12am
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 5:00 PM - Friday, June 9, 2017 5:00 PM

RECEPTION JUNE 7, 5-6 PM

OPEN VIEWING JUNE 8-9, 3-5 PM 

Linn County Master Gardener Albany Garden Tour

Gardening Events - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 6:06am
Saturday, June 17, 2017 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Come join us on a self-guided tour of six of Albany's finest gardens! Master Gardeners will be available to answer questions at each location. Printed tickets with a map are available for purchase at the following nurseries:  Garland Nursery, Shonnard’s, Tom’s Garden Center, Nichols Garden Nursery and Green Thumb in Lebanon. Tickets can be purchased from the Albany Visitor Center as well. Or you can purchase tickets at http://www.linncountymastergardener.com

BCMGA Board Meeting

Gardening Events - Wed, 05/31/2017 - 6:07am
Monday, May 1, 2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Benton County Master Gardener board meeting

CC Master Gardener Board Meeting

Gardening Events - Wed, 05/31/2017 - 6:07am
Thursday, May 4, 2017 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Douglas County Master Gardener Plant Sale

Gardening Events - Wed, 05/31/2017 - 6:07am
Saturday, May 6, 2017 (all day event)
Saturday, May 6, 2017, 9:00AM-4:00PM, PLANT & GARDEN EXPO, Roseburg, Oregon
The OSU Douglas County Master Gardeners are holding their annual Plant & Garden Expo at the Exhibit Building at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.  The Expo features thousands of varieties of plants for sale at bargain prices, all lovingly grown by Master Gardeners.  Varieties will include annuals, perennials, vegetables, trees, shrubs, and more. Local vendors will also be exhibiting unique garden art and supplies for purchase. Shop early for best selection. Admission is $2 (under 12 free).  We encourage shoppers to bring canned food items to contribute to UCAN and their outreach to the hungry in our community. No pets permitted except service animals. The Fairgrounds are located off Exit 123 off I-5. For more information, please contact the OSU Extension Office at 541-672-4461.
Submitted by: Barbara Horst, Publicity Douglas County Master Gardeners 541-825-8534

Benton Co. Master Gardener Plant Sale

Gardening Events - Wed, 05/31/2017 - 6:07am
Saturday, May 6, 2017 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Please join us for the BCMGA Annual Plant Sale! Perennials, Natives, Veggies, Trees, Shrubs and lots more! All at amazing prices which will help fund your local Master Gardener programs. 

Spring Garden Festival

Gardening Events - Wed, 05/31/2017 - 6:07am
Sunday, May 7, 2017 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
This event is free for the whole family, it features 40 vendors with annuals, perennials, specialty plants, flower baskets, garden art, gifts, ceramics, seeds and herbs. The Master Gardeners will be staffing a plant clinic and hosting displays/activities all day.

POLK COUNTY MASTER GARDENER PLANT SALE

Gardening Events - Wed, 05/31/2017 - 6:07am
Friday, May 12, 2017 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

27th Annual Polk County Master Gardeners PLANT SALE!

See the flyer!

Mother's Day Weekend - 2017 at the Polk County Fairgrounds

Friday and Saturday May 12 & 13th 

9am - 4pm

  • Over 15,000 quality plants
  • Our ever popular country store
  • Herbs & native plants
  • Vegetables
  • Perennials & annuals
  • Hanging baskets
  • Ornamental trees & shrubs
  • Tool sharpening, planter boxes & outdoor furniture
  • Plant clinic

 

Curry County MG annual plant sale

Gardening Events - Wed, 05/31/2017 - 6:07am
Saturday, May 13, 2017 (all day event)

Curry County Master Gardeners' Annual Plant Sale

 

The Curry County Master Gardeners will be having their annual plant sale on Saturday, May 13, 2017, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Gold Beach High School (29516 Ellensburg Ave). For sale are thousands of perennials, succulents, dahlias,, and vegetable plants grown locally by Master Gardeners.  Also being sold is a large selection of succulent planters and fairy gardens that are perfect for Mother’s Day gifts.  Experts will be on hand to answer questions on dahlia planting and care, bee keeping and pollination, butterfly and bat protection, and all aspects of gardens, plants, trees, and insects.

POLK COUNTY MASTER GARDENER PLANT SALE

Gardening Events - Wed, 05/31/2017 - 6:07am
Saturday, May 13, 2017 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

27th Annual Polk County Master Gardeners PLANT SALE!

See the flyer!

Mother's Day Weekend - 2017 at the Polk County Fairgrounds

Friday and Saturday May 12 & 13th 

9am - 4pm

  • Over 15,000 quality plants
  • Our ever popular country store
  • Herbs & native plants
  • Vegetables
  • Perennials & annuals
  • Hanging baskets
  • Ornamental trees & shrubs
  • Tool sharpening, planter boxes & outdoor furniture
  • Plant clinic

 

Curry County annual plant sale

Gardening Events - Wed, 05/31/2017 - 6:07am
Saturday, May 13, 2017 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Curry County Master Gardeners' Annual Plant Sale

 

The Curry County Master Gardeners will be having their annual plant sale on Saturday, May 13, 2017, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Gold Beach High School (29516 Ellensburg Ave). For sale are thousands of perennials, succulents, dahlias,, and vegetable plants grown locally by Master Gardeners.  Also being sold is a large selection of succulent planters and fairy gardens that are perfect for Mother’s Day gifts.  Experts will be on hand to answer questions on dahlia planting and care, bee keeping and pollination, butterfly and bat protection, and all aspects of gardens, plants, trees, and insects.

Lincoln County Master Gardener Spring Garden Sale

Gardening Events - Wed, 05/31/2017 - 6:07am
Saturday, May 20, 2017 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Spring Garden Sale presented by Lincoln County Extension Master Gardeners

 

The CO Maker Fair

Gardening Events - Sun, 04/30/2017 - 6:11am
Friday, April 14, 2017 - Saturday, April 15, 2017 (all day event)

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OSU to host events celebrating hands-on learning and maker culture April 14-15

 

By Michelle Klampe, 541-737-0784, Michelle.klampe@oregonstate.edu

Contact: Charles Robinson, 541-737-6535, charles.robinson@oregonstate.edu

 

This article is available online: http://bit.ly/2mTy4lH

 

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University will host The Co., a two-day event celebrating hands-on learning and maker culture, April 14-15 on the Corvallis campus.

 

“SEA Through the Eyes of an Artist” will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. April 14 at Furman Hall. The fourth-annual Corvallis Maker Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 15 in the Memorial Union Ballroom and the Student Experience Center Plaza. Both events are free and open to the public.

 

“Maker” culture is a popular movement honoring craftsmanship and technology and the sharing of knowledge, skills and resources. The CO. event offers the OSU community and the public an opportunity to collaborate, innovate and create. The event also provides a forum for teaching the value of hands-on learning in classrooms from kindergarten through college.

 

“SEA Through the Eyes of an Artist” is a new event this year, hosted by the College of Education in conjunction with The CO. and SPARK, OSU’s year-long celebration of the arts and science. All events are free and open to the public. The schedule is:

•   9:30 a.m. to noon: Activities for K-12 students including a Muddy Creek project demonstration; SMILE (Science and Math Investigative Learning Experiences);StreamWebs; Art at Sea; and Storytime with Judy Li. Furman Hall.

•   1-2 p.m.: Keynote speaker, Brownwyn Bevan of the University of Washington College of Education, who will deliver an interactive keynote presentation on makerspace research in the Learning Innovation Center, Room 100.

•   2-5 p.m.: Activities for the OSU community, including an earthquake/tsunami activity station; an “interpret your research” competition for graduate students to demonstrate their dissertation or capstone projects through music, dance, painting or other art forms; and happy hour with Bevan. Furman Hall.

•   5-9 p.m.: Activities for families and the community, including a COSIA activity station. Furman Hall.

 

Other activities include an arts and science geocaching quest throughout the OSU campus; panels to inspire women and girls to enter STEM fields, presented by the campus groups Women in Science and Women in Engineering; and a show focused on arts and science presented by the Corvallis Public Library. A full schedule of events is available online: http://www.corvallismakerfair.org/the-co-2017/sea-through-the-eyes-of-an-artist/.

 

At Saturday’s Maker Fair, attendees can talk to experts in the arts, crafts, technology, and sciences and leave with unique souvenirs such as Michael Boonstra’s laser-etched cedar selfies. Visitors can also tie flies with OSU Fly Fishing, experience virtual reality gaming with Solid Fuel Studios, help build a Mars lander based on the actual Viking design plans with the Viking Mars Mission Preservation and Education Team, learn basic programming concepts with the OSU Open Source Lab, find out about the process of creating pigments with the Mobile Color Lab and more

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The CO. is organized by a team of OSU faculty, staff, and students and professionals from the Corvallis area. Sponsors and partners for the 2017 event include HP, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, OSU College of Education, OSU College of Forestry, OSU Division of Outreach and Engagement, OSU College of Liberal Arts, OSU Libraries and Press, and SPARK.

 

Registration information, a complete schedule, exhibitor list and additional details about the events are available on the event website, www.corvallismakerfair.org.

 

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About Oregon State University: OSU is one of only two U.S. universities designated a land-, sea-, space- and sun-grant institution. OSU is also Oregon’s only university to hold both the Carnegie Foundation’s top designation for research institutions and its prestigious Community Engagement classification. Its approximately 27,000 students come from all 50 states and more than 90 nations. OSU programs touch every county within Oregon, and its faculty teach and conduct research on issues of national and global importance.